Spring Clean #3 Five More Books

The spring cleaning continues. I say goodbye to five more books. They’ll be donated to the local library on Tuesday. As before, there is no theme with these books. They were arranged alphabetically and they’re going to the library alphabetically. Title: Gods, Graves, and Scholars: The Story of ArchaeologyFirst published: 1951, rev. 1967 This isContinue reading “Spring Clean #3 Five More Books”

Review of “The Ancient Mesopotamian City” by Marc Van De Mieroop

According to received wisdom, ancient Mesopotamia gave rise to not only the city as we know it but a specific type of city, one that lasted from approximately 3000 to 300 BCE in the Middle East. While cities appeared in places such as the Nile River Valley, nowhere does urbanism seem to play such anContinue reading “Review of “The Ancient Mesopotamian City” by Marc Van De Mieroop”